Due to several closings around the state because of the heightened concerns over COVID-19, please be advised that the upcoming FY2021 LSTA application deadline has been extended to April 24, 2020. Contact Kelyn Ralya for more information.
The Alabama Library Association has canceled its annual convention scheduled for April 14-April 17, 2020.
The Alabama Library Association has canceled Library Legislative Day scheduled for March 26, 2020.
The American Library Association issued a press release urging library governing bodies to consider closing until guidance from public health officials indicates the risk from COVID-19 has significantly subsided. Please note that APLS has not given guidance on whether or not libraries should close to the public entirely or limit public interaction. Seek guidance from you local health and public officials.
APLS is closed until April 6. Read full announcement here.
Several Alabama public libraries are closing or limiting services or hours. See list here. List to be updated regularly.
ALLA's published a statement on COVID-19 and libraries in Alabama.
Topics to include in an individual library policy on illness and/or pandemic prevention and preparedness - after ensuring (if necessary) that they are consistent with the policies of the library's governing bod
This page provides information about preparing for a pandemic, including library-specific policy suggestions and more universal resources on pandemic education, prevention and preparation. Some of the resources are specific to influenza outbreaks but can be used more universally to help educate and inform decisions on pandemic prevention and preparedness.
Please join Dr. David Berendes and Dr. Catherine Rasberry from the Centers for Disease Control for an overview of the CDC’s guidance for community settings and environmental disinfection, and a discussion of how libraries, archives, and museums can help mitigate COVID-19 when working with paper-based, circulating, and other types of collections. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. March 30, 2020 1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET.
Future webinar on Thursday, March 26th, 4:00 pm Eastern. Three librarians active in state, regional, and national initiatives, will discuss roles librarians in all types of settings can take on during public health emergencies such as the current coronavirus outbreak.